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Stripped T bolt on tank strap ... any ideas?

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by RenoHuskerDu, Dec 21, 2021.

  1. RenoHuskerDu

    RenoHuskerDu Senior Member

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    I know straps are expensive. Mine are not rusted out, but one T bolt is stripped. I was thinking about just cutting it off and welding on a new bolt.
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    Done that before right wrong or indifferent but the new ones where stainless
     
  3. RenoHuskerDu

    RenoHuskerDu Senior Member

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    Mine are not stainless. Easy to weld, no rust in Central TX
     
  4. Jonas302

    Jonas302 Senior Member

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    weld on new bolt if you can or unfold strap if you can insert bolt and weld back up

    Maybe its just stripped right where it tightens up if there was enough room to put a spacer,washers to get back to strong unused threads
     
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    Tyler d4c Senior Member

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    The new tee bolts where stainless tho the straps should have been to and the whole rest of the truck too.
     
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    shortbox New Member

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    I used a larger nut as a spacer then put on the correct one. Got the nut onto better threads
     
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    RenoHuskerDu Senior Member

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    The problem is getting the old nut off. I'll try putting a load on it and backing it off. But if it's going to booger up the threads on the bolt, all the way out, I'll just cutting disk that nut off. I can chase the threads on the bolt, but they'll be weaker after getting damaged.
     
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    Jbullfrog Well-Known Member

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    Use a nut splitter and split the nut
     
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    RenoHuskerDu Senior Member

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    I tried to bend the stripped T bolt straight so I could back the stripped nut off until I got to good threads. The bolt snapped as soon as I put some moxie on it with a strong tube. It was a 1/2" bolt.

    So I got a 9/16" slab anchor bolt and welded it onto the broken T bolt. Problem fixed without buying a new strap.
     
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